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©2018 by Colette Henry.

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COLETTE HENRY

Accelerating Positive Change

Insight and Strategy Consultant

BACKGROUND BIO

Insight and Strategic consultant, passionate about creating positive change for organisations and brands.  I draw on a diverse 20 year career in brand strategy, communications, research, psychology, life coaching and sustainability.

 

 

I bring empathy and curiousity to strategy.

 

Global & Local Brand Strategist

Always-on Ethnographer

Holistic Problem Solver

Qualitative Researcher

Human Insights Expert

Experienced Speaker

Workshop Facilitator

Qualified Life Coach

Musician & Vocalist

 

 

I love meeting smart people for coffee or over Skype, drop me a message.

HOW I CAN HELP YOU

What I do

INSIGHT RESEARCH

Groups | Interviews | Ethnography

I have 20 years of experience, designing innovative research projects that are bespoke to your objectives.   

 

I am a trained Life Coach with a Psychology Masters; I combine genuine empathy and a sharp intellect to uncover actionable insights.

E.g.: Sainsbury's, Masterfoods, DCU, Irish Life, Simon Community.

BRAND STRATEGY

Brand | Communication | Innovation

Robust investigation and curiousity enable me to bring clarity to brand strategy and creative communications.

 

I have helped businesses on five continents to connect better to their audience through communications and innovation.

 

E.g.: HSBC, Danone, SuperValu, Kenco, Dublin City Council.

POSITIVE IMPACT

Facilitator | Coaching | Grassroots

I am an experienced facilitator helping organisations build empathy and craft sustainability messaging.

 

I founded a group called Kinder To Earth, and I brought World Clean Up Day to Ireland.  I also work as a Life Coach (more at www.fireandmuse.com).

 

E.g. St. Patrick's Mental Health Services,  Forum for the Future, Lancome

PREVIOUS PROJECTS 2018

Insight & Strategy for positive impact

INTERVIEW FACILITATION | IRISH LIFE

I managed the set-up and conducted testimonial interviews.  This required life-coaching skills to create a safe space on difficult personal topics and strategic acumen to cover key points.

OUTPUT:  Filmed testimonial interviews that are genuine and customer focussed.

 

"Colette Henry delivered great work for us in a fast and professional manner. She was mindful of the strategic objectives and combined this with great compassion for individuals she interviewed who warmed to her with ease. I am very happy to recommend Colette."

Siobhán Kelly, Senior Manager, Marketing Communications at Irish Life.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkNBGRj4mq4

INSIGHTS & STRATEGY | DCU

 

To understand the lived experience of students across the various campuses, I partnered with the university to identify key groups and conduct deep dive qualitative research. 

OUTPUT:  A  large-scale multi-campus report with actionable strategic recommendations.

 

The Quality Promotion Office in DCU has been delighted to work with Colette in 2018, who facilitated seven student focus-groups as part a key piece of research to inform an important review at the University. From "concept, to design of the focus group session, to the execution of the facilitation and the output reports, Colette's approach was extremely conscious of our needs as a client. Her extensive experience as a facilitator enabled us to get the very best from the student focus groups in terms of insight and analysis. Throughout the process, she consistently delivered beyond our expectations; given the complexity of the overall project, it was an immense weight off my mind to know that this element was being so expertly handled and delivered."

 

Aisling McKenna, Director of Quality Promotion and Institutional Research, Dublin City University.

WORLD CLEANUP DAY 2018

 

 

 

World Cleanup Day is the biggest civic action movement in one day where millions of citizens across 158 countries came together to clean up their countries. It started in Estonia in 2008 and spread around the world, and 2018 was the first time in Ireland.

I led the movement in Dublin with zero budget and managed to bring together 250 people across 15 local events. I managed all aspects of the project: media promotion, marketing, logistics, health & safety, legal and sponsorship. I got Dublin City Council, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, the Estonian Embassy on board and managed to get the attention of An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

 

I was invited to the Dublin Tidy Neighbourhood Awards and given a special acknowledgement by the Lord Mayor for bringing the global event to Dublin.

WORKSHOP FACILITATION

GOVERNMENT ORGANISATION

I facilitated nine workshops across departments with groups of 12-35 people.  The purpose was to develop greater empathy and understanding of customers.

OUTPUT: Cohesion across different departments on long-term objectives and greater understanding of their audiences.

INTERNAL INSIGHTS

INTERNATIONAL TECH GIANT

Dublin has become a hub for technical innovations and skills.  Understanding a very specific internal audience was required to develop effective communications.

OUTPUT: Clear direction on creative communications (currently being produced)

CREATIVE STRATEGY

 

UK & IRELAND FMCG

Worked with the client and creative team to clarify the brand architecture and positioning of sub-brands, then lay out the creative insights for each sub-brand.

 

OUTPUT:  Sound Creative strategy & digital communications plan for 2018-2019.

SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY

 

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS LEADER

Uncover consumer/client/citizen insights to provide solid direction for sustainability communications strategy.  Work with the marketing team to develop best practice communications systems.

OUTPUT: Global sustainability communications (currently being made)

EVENTS & SPEAKING

CREATIVE MORNINGS
TALK ON COMMUNITY

Friday 25th August

CreativeMornings is an international breakfast lectures event for the creative community.  They happen across the world in over 100 different cities once a month.  I spoke in Dublin about the communities that I have founded and contributed to.

 

Here's the blog about my talk:  http://creativemorningsdublin-blog.tumblr.com/post/177908496375/colette-henry

 

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COFFEE?

The Tara Building, Tara Street, Dublin 2